Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Olson, Stevie, Phil Berkaw, Lucien Charland, Elizabeth Patton, and Linda J. Bilmes. "The $64 Billion Massachusetts Vehicle Economy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-038, December 2019.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
White, Laura, Jean-Louis Rochet, Pete Mathias, Kate O’Gorman, and Linda J. Bilmes. "Connecting the Northeast: A Cost Estimate for the North South Rail Link." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-032, August 2017.
Finighan, Reuben, and Robert D. Putnam. "A Country Divided: The Growing Opportunity Gap in America." Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & The Economy (2017): 139-174.
Chen, Martha. "The Informal Economy in Arab Nations: A Comparative Perspective." Arab Watch Report on Informal Employment. Arab Nations NGOs for Development, 2017.
Putnam, Robert D. "How Bowling Alone Leads to Aging Alone: Social Capital in the Later Years of Life." Statement Before the Joint Economic Committee of US House and Senate Hearing, May 17, 2017.
Hanna, Rema, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken. "Citywide Effects of High-Occupancy Vehicle Restrictions: Evidence from the Elimination of “3-in-1” in Jakarta." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-008, December 2016.
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio. "What Is Different About Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal of Urban Economics 98 (March 2017): 17-49.
Glaeser, Edward, Wei Huang, Yueran Ma, and Andrei Shleifer. "A Real Estate Boom with Chinese Characteristics." Journal of Economic Perspectives 31.1 (Winter 2017).
Chauvin, Juan Pablo, Edward Glaeser, Yueran Ma, and Kristina Tobio. "What Is Different about Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States." Journal of Urban Economics (19 May 2016).
Ferguson, Ronald. "Aiming Higher Together: Strategizing Better Educational Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color." Urban Institute Research Report, May 2016.
Das, Veena, and Michael Walton. "Political Leadership and the Urban Poor." Current Anthropology 56 (October, 2015): S44-S54.
Clark, William C. "London: A Multi-Century Struggle for Sustainable Development in an Urban Environment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-047, August 2015.
Barnhardt, Sharon, Erica Field, and Rohini Pande. "Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Randomized Housing Lottery in Urban India." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-043, August 2015.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Glaeser, Edward, and Cass R. Sunstein. "Regulatory Review for the States." National Affairs 20 (Summer 2014): 37-54.
Parker, Richard. "After Boston: The Banality of Shock and Sentiment." The Nation. April 22, 2013.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Big-Project Binge Fueled Motor City’s Meltdown." Bloomberg, March 20, 2013.
Wilson, William Julius. "Poverty, Politics, and a 'Circle of Promise': Holistic Education Policy in Boston and the Challenge of Institutional Entrenchment." Journal of Urban Affairs (published online, January 3, 2013).
Glaeser, Edward L. "Tolls — The Solution to Mass. Commuting Woes." Boston Globe, October 4, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Urban Planning in Greater Boston Needs to Aim Higher." Boston Globe, September 6, 2012.
Ganong, Peter, and Daniel Shoag. "Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-028, June 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Young Workers Can’t Afford Homes in the State." Boston Globe, June 14, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "The Economist Who Changed the Way We Think About Housing." Bloomberg News, May 15, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "A Yelp to Let Us Compare Cities, Towns." Boston Globe, April 6, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "MBTA Shouldn’t Be on Board with The Ride." Boston Globe, March 9, 2012.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Kevin White’s Best Legacy." Boston Globe, December 5, 2011.
Altshuler, Alan. Review of Grotton Revisited…Planning in Crisis?, by Steve Ankers, David Kaiserman, Chris Shepley. Journal of the American Planning Association, 77.4, October 18, 2011: 394.
Glaeser, Edward L. "To Avoid Scandals, Auction off Casino Licenses." Boston.com, October 7, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Make Drivers Pay for Driving." Boston Globe, September 23, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Americans Met Attacks by Drawing on Strengths." Bloomberg News, September 6, 2011.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Cities, Productivity, and Quality of Life." Science 333.6042 (July 2011): 592-594.
Gómez-Ibáñez, José A., Nick Hornig, and Justin Brandon. "The Gridlocked Commute: A Study of Jakarta's Transportation Problems." Harvard Asia Quarterly 13.4 (Winter 2011): 31-45.
Glaeser, Edward L. "Housing Policy in the Wake of the Crash." Daedalus 139.4 (Fall 2010): 95-106.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Giacomo A. M. Ponzetto. "Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?" Agglomeration Economics. Ed. Edward L. Glaeser. University of Chicago Press, 2010, 303 - 337.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Joshua D Gottlieb. "The Wealth of Cities: Agglomeration Economies and Spatial Equilibrium in the United States." Journal of Economic Literature 47.4 (December 2009): 983-1028.
Campante, Filipe R., and Edward L. Glaeser. "Yet Another Tale of Two Cities: Buenos Aires and Chicago." NBER Working Papers 15104, June 2009.
Glaeser, Edward L., and Bryce A. Ward. "The Causes and Consequences of Land Use Regulation: Evidence from Greater Boston." Journal of Urban Economics 65.3 (May 2009): 265-278.